Easy and Healthy Meals That Your Kids will Love

Easy and Healthy Meals That Your Kids will Love
Guest Post by Lizzie Weakley

Sating a child’s appetite can be a seemingly impossible task. Attempting to sell them on a healthy dish is an even trickier affair. Fortunately, seasoned parents and cooks have whipped up some delicious meal ideas that are both easy to make and promote good health.

Honey and Ginger Chicken Bites

It’s no secret that kids are partial to chicken fingers, but the store-bought options are infused with processed junk. All this recipe calls for is a chicken breast, honey, and ginger. Once you’ve cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces, pour your honey and ginger glaze on top. This dish pairs nicely with a french baguette loaf, so feel free to add that into the mix.

Peanut Butter and Banana Spirals

The peanut butter and banana combination has long been beloved by young ones. After all, it’s the ideal mixture of salty and sweet. After cutting up some bananas, spread peanut butter onto a low-carb tortilla. Once you’ve rolled the tortilla, cut it into three or four pieces. Not only does this teach portion control, but it tricks your kids into getting their potassium and fiber intake as well.

Carrot Cake Pancakes

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and with this carrot cake pancake recipe, it’ll also be your child’s favorite meal of the day. Using a food processor, break down a handful of carrots. You’ll use these as your batter. Mold them into pancakes shapes, and add some cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger to spice things up.

BBQ Kale Chips

Don’t let the superfood in the title scare you off. Your children will relish the tangy taste of these chip-like snacks. Bake the kale chips for about five minutes to give them an added crunch. From there, sprinkle some paprika and garlic powder on top to create a medley of flavors. Finally, douse them in barbeque sauce, and you’ve got yourself a quick and healthy snack.

Chickpea Crust Pizza

Moths are to flames as kids are to pizza. Fortunately, you can put a healthy spin on this carb-laden dish. Swap out the bread dough for chickpea flour, and your kids will hardly know the difference. Exercise your culinary skills by adding homemade tomato sauce to the recipe.

Getting your child to abide by a healthier diet doesn’t have to be an uphill battle. The above meals don’t require cooking expertise, and they encourage wholesome eating habits to boot.

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More About the Author

Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her husky, Snowball. You can find her on Twitter @LizzieWeakley.

*Photos courtesy of Lizzie Weakley

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